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From Martin Sebor <>
Subject Re: spaces in rw_xxx_expand()
Date Tue, 01 Apr 2008 23:54:31 GMT

PING? Should I open an issue for this or is it something you're
already working on or planning to?

Martin Sebor wrote:
> In the shell, spaces that are otherwise treated as separators can
> be either escaped or quoted to have them interpreted as ordinary
> characters. The rw_xxx_expand() functions let me escape spaces but
> they don't seem to like quoting. For example, the shell expands
> the following three strings to the same result:
>      "a{b\ c,d}"    ==> "ab c ad"
>      "a{b' 'c,d}"
>      "a{b" "c,d}"
> but rw_brace_expand() fails on the last two. It should work the
> same as the shell.
> In the change below I've enhanced the 0.braceexpand.cpp test to
> exercise a number of (passing) test cases including plan as well
> as escaped whitespace:
> I think the same test cases should be added for quoted whitespace.
> Martin

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